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A Yeshiva Boy and Christmas

Shlomo O'Kelly Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 10:40 AM
There still exists a cure for what ails us...and let us note that, before anything becomes either political or economic, it is almost always spiritual in origin. Our problems these days are obviously so. We should therefore take heed to Paul, the Apostle's words: "Preach the Word, in season and out......" Light always dispels darkness. Just don't lose your nerve in doing so.
When I was 20, I spent my junior year in college in England. When classes let out for the last two weeks of December, I traveled to Morocco, where something life-changing occurred.

What happened was that I felt a longing, even an emptiness, I had never before experienced. Something was missing from my life, but I could not at first identify it. I knew it was not about being without friends or family -- after all, I hadn't been with family or friends for the previous three months. And it wasn't about being alone -- I had gotten used to...